9 months post anterior cystocele repair

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Hi, I haven't posted for some time. I had hysterectomy and removal of ovaries at 36 with bladder repair , then anterior cystocele repair last July 2017. I have just been in touch with my urogynae nurse specialist to ask her about a holiday after my hubby has finished his treatment for prostate cancer. We haven't had a holiday for years and it's something we are looking forward to. I rang her to ask about restrictions on walking and she said that it is 20 mins on flat surface only, the same as after my 6 weeks of doing nothing really. I know that this surgery can fail, but has anyone else been told the same?

We feel we will have to go on a cruise to save walking!! She also said restrictions are for life. I am also only allowed to iron small things sitting down. I am not in any way moaning about this as I totally appreciate the work my urogynae surgeon did, but feel curious to know what others have been told. I should mention I am 69 yrs old. Thanks for listening. May

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    My goodness that seems very cautious advise! We are all different & I wouldn’t want you to do any damage to yourself but you have your life to live. 

    I’m 54 & had anterior repair & hysterectomy in 2013. Last November I had rectoenterocele repair, SSF & perineum repair. I was told no heavy lifting for life but no restrictions with walking etc. I was ironing after 6 weeks & I do all my housework & shopping but ask for help with lifting & I no longer wrestle with the lawnmower!

    If I was you May I would contact them again and query their advice. I would have thought walking was a good thing to do as long as you feel comfortable & gradually increase the distance. A cruise is a great holiday as you can do as much or as little as you want. Book something & have a wonderful time. X 

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      I agree imnodoctor,walking is the best exercise. . Id say if you were hiking may. Go back and ask to speak to your consultant. I've realised that we have to live life but be mindful what we lift. Have a fab time with your hubby,you both been through hard times..celebrate!!xx

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      Thank you so much for your reply, it's much appreciated. I think I will go back to my urogynae surgeon and ask her advice. Once again thank you, May

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      Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I am going to contact my urogynae surgeon and see what she has to say. I think when I asked my urogynae specialist nurse I was hoping for a better reply from her! Thanks again May
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